Ecosystem services and their values: a case study in the Qinba mountains of China

  title={Ecosystem services and their values: a case study in the Qinba mountains of China},
  author={Jing Li and Zhiyuan Ren and Zixiang Zhou},
  journal={Ecological Research},
Terrestrial ecosystem services can provide both direct and indirect economic benefits. In this case study, we estimated the annual economic value of some ecosystem services provided by terrestrial ecosystems in the Qinba mountains of Shaanxi Province of China, using both simulation models and a geographic information system that helps to analyze the effect of ecological factors on ecosystem functions. With respect to differences in vegetation types and their coverage, by combining the latest… CONTINUE READING


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